Review Date 11/01/18
Dinosaurs may have gone extinct millions of years ago, but they will always live on in the hearts of kids. This little Wi-Fi connected dino toy claims it is designed to listen to your kids questions, adapt to their age with its responses, and grow with your child over time. One of the best things about this little dino is once you've connected it to Wi-Fi via the app, the toy no longer requires the phone for playtime. Interactive play without a screen seems brilliant.
Can it snoop on me?
Device: No | App: No
Device: Yes | App: No
Device: No | App: Yes
How does it handle privacy?
How does it share data?
Does not share data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.
Can you delete your data?
Collects biometrics data?
User friendly privacy info?
Links to privacy information
What could happen if something went wrong
There was a warning from a 2017 security audit that this CogniToys Dino transmitted information without using encryption, leaving your child's information vulnerable. When we reached out to the company in 2018 this is what they said, "Dino uses encryption for all audio traffic and in fact, each one uses unique keys, which are also cycled per session per device."
How to contact the company
Assessment of the Privacy and Security of Smart Toys Marketed to Children
We assessed the privacy and security of six different toys and devices marketed to children. We were able to compromise all of these devices and found critical vulnerabilities that could impact the security or safety of a child in five of these devices